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FEMA concentration camp at Mueller?

I see that a hoary old conspiracy theory that I recall first hearing during the Reagan administration continues to circulate. A widely reproduced list of alleged FEMA internment camps includes Mueller hangars as one of its sites:

There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States...
[Rundown of legislation and executive orders alleged to create this program, plus a list of facilities in all 50 states.]

TEXAS
Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal airport has detention areas inside hangars.
Bastrop - Prison and military vehicle motor pool.
Ft. Hood (Killeen) - Newly built concentration camp, with towers, barbed wire etc., just like the one featured in the movie Amerika. Mock city for NWO shock- force training. Some footage of this area was used in "Waco: A New Revelation"
[And seven other facilities in Texas]

In the era of extraordinary rendition, Guantanamo and even more secretive overseas prisons, I'd be prepared to believe almost anything, but it's time for the conspiracy theorists to update their lists. For example, here in Austin the old Mueller airport was shut down in 1999 and is in the process of being redeveloped as a neighborhood. There's no longer anyplace to hide at Mueller, if there ever really was. It's clear that if there were large-scale prison facilities in the old hangars, then current hangar occupants Austin Film Studios, the Yellow Bike Project and the Lonestar Rollergirls would have sniffed them out by now.

And yet... there is one little-known facility tucked into a corner of Mueller where a conspiracy could still hang its hat. It is the Combined Transportation, Emergency and Communications Center, a joint effort of the City of Austin and Travis County. It has to do with law enforcement and has "emergency" in its name! What more evidence does one need? :-) The CTECC is at the northeast corner of Mueller, at the bottom of this pretty shot superimposing the neighborhood plan on an aerial view of Austin:

aerial view of Mueller redevlopment plan

I'd love to know the ultimate origin of the Mueller concentration camp legend. I think I first heard it from John Stockwell around '84 or so. Might FEMA have once drawn up a list of potential emergency detention facilities that did include Mueller?

austin 2007.01.19 link

Comments

Prentiss, does Snopes say anything about this? I didn't see anything off hand.

Edward Vielmetti [edward punkto vielmetti cxe gmail punkto com] • 2007.01.19
Ed, I looked before I posted this and I couldn't find anything in Snopes. I'm sure some more digging in "skeptic" sites would turn up something.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2007.01.19
I'm glad to know you're out there setting the record straight.

TaVee [tavee cxe straypix punkto com] • 2007.01.22
Alex Jones mentioned using Mueller as a detainment center in one of his movies, I think it was 9/11 the Road to Tyranny, he had clips of drunk kids (perhaps on Jan 1 2000?) getting hauled off there and detained, while a local reporter did a spot interview about the whole thing for the news that night. I think it ended predictably - with Alex screaming and everyone laughing.

Michael S. [info cxe schliefkevision punkto com] • 2007.01.26
Michael, thanks for the tip. Were the clips real footage? How did he know where they were hauled to -- was he tailing the paddy wagon? Maybe I'll rent it one of these weekends, or if I can catch Alex live on a cable access call-in show, maybe I'll call him and ask which hangar it was and whether he would assert that the facility is still there.

By the way, I hope nobody took me seriously about the CTECC. I'd hate to be the source of another legend. It's not really a shadowy organization -- the Mueller FAQ on the Catellus site mentions it under the name "Emergency Command Post". Although I guess the CTECC has room to pen up a bunch of people if the authorities wanted to -- the facility has a footprint (mostly open fields and parking lots) bigger than the Dell Children's Medical Center. If the New World Order ever built a camp there it wouldn't exactly be secret, though: it backs onto the site of Mueller's future elementary school.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2007.01.26
Check out this link:
1:57 in:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6517776133137328105&q=alex+jones+road+to+tyranny&hl=en

It's what I saw, no matter what I remembered... perhaps there was something in the other Alex Jones movie I saw at the Alamo...

I think its funny to think of a New World Order Elementary School. Wait till google catches up with this page.

Michael S. [info cxe schliefkevision punkto com] • 2007.01.30
Check out this link:
1:57 in:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6517776133137328105&q=alex+jones+road+to+tyranny&hl=en

It's what I saw, no matter what I remembered... perhaps there was something in the other Alex Jones movie I saw at the Alamo...

I think its funny to think of a New World Order Elementary School. Wait till google catches up with this page.

Michael S. [info cxe schliefkevision punkto com] • 2007.01.30
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